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Weigh stations are dotted along most major highways in the nation — and open ones are a required stop for any passing truck. Believe it or not, these weigh stations perform an important role in keeping you and others safe out there on the roads. Their purpose goes far beyond making sure that the semitrucks observe the appropriate limits on…

It’s probably not fair to say that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) isn’t doing anything to protect the average motorist from accidents with large trucks — but it definitely isn’t doing what it could be. Over the last 30 years, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has recommended at least 10 times that large vehicles be equipped with…

As the snow melts and temperatures climb, you may be itching to dust off your motorcycle and hit the road. Before you do, though, you must think about your safety and well-being. After all, fatal motorcycle crashes are common in late spring and early summer, reveals the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. With a bit of luck and some defensive…

Good news! The insurance company handling your workers’ compensation claim has just assigned a nurse case manager (NCM) to your case. The NCM is going to communicate with your medical providers about your medical needs, help arrange for services and, ultimately, facilitate your return to work. Sounds great, right? Well, don’t you believe it. Nurse Case Managers are typically registered…

Normally, the placenta that protects and nurtures an unborn child forms at the top of the uterus, well away from the cervix. In about one out of every 200 pregnancies, however, something goes wrong and the placenta attaches itself partially or completely over the cervix — putting both the baby and the mother at risk. A C-section is the only…

Drivers on the Thomas Edison Memorial Bridge in Sandusky were witness to a horrific scene as high winds recently toppled a semitruck right before their eyes. On February 24, the winds sweeping across much of the state exceeded 60 miles per hour. This made the bridge spanning Sandusky Bay particularly treacherous. While the Michigan semitruck driver trying to pass over…

The purpose of the workers’ compensation program is to provide financial assistance for the medical treatments you need as a result of your injury, as well as for daily expenses while you are out of work. Any type of injury you receive or disease you develop qualifies as long as it happened while doing your job and you were not intentionally…

The Ohio Attorney General’s office referred to a recent case of nursing home neglect as “gut-wrenching.” Indeed, it seems that the case shocked the consciousness of virtually everyone in authority — which is remarkable given the way that many cases of nursing home neglect are overlooked. A Franklin County grand jury has indicted seven defendants — six nurses and a…

Perhaps you own a pickup, van or SUV. Although any kind of vehicle can flip given the right circumstances, taller, narrower vehicles are more susceptible to rollovers. A television news anchor found out just how frightening a rollover can be when he and his family were heading home from a vacation in snowy Montana. Early in 2019, the host of…